Articles by William Kenny

Pope to meet with inmates at Curran-Fromhold

Philadelphia’s political and administrative leaders may have difficulty finding the Northeast from time to time, but the head of one of the world’s largest and oldest religious institutions is planning to visit here in September.


A new voice

Andy Thomas is the newly elected president of the Local 22 firefighter’s union. 


Tire slasher gets three to six years in prison

At first, David Toledo famously said he wanted to break the hands of the guy who was slashing all of his Mayfair neighbors’ car tires in 2012. When a jury determined that Toledo was in fact the tire slasher, a city judge spared him with what some victims viewed as a slap on the wrist — probation.


Crime log: July 8, 2015

June 15 through 28


One killed, one injured in separate accidents

Two violent car accidents within minutes of each other last Thursday night in the Northeast left one man dead and another hospitalized.


Centenarian celebration

Seventy relatives and friends of Bustleton resident Edith Murphy helped her celebrate her 100th birthday on June 28 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church.


8th Police District awards honorees at meeting

The 8th Police District recognized Officer Joseph Kolodi as Officer of the Month and handed out a civilian award during a recent meeting of the district’s community advisory board.


Motorist charged in fatal collision with bicyclist

A Frankford man has been charged with homicide by vehicle, drunk driving and related offenses stemming from his fatal collision with a bicyclist in Juniata Park last month.


Police seek serial burglar targeting Asian eateries

Crime doesn’t seem to be adding up for the unknown burglar who has been targeting a plethora of Asian eateries in the Lower Northeast recently.


The cookie crumbles

The old Nabisco plant closes its doors for good.